Need to Know: Challenges to Our Internet Under Trump Webinar on Thursday, February 22
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Need to Know: Challenges to Our Internet Under Trump Webinar on Thursday, February 22

Center for Media Justice’s Steven Renderos and Free Press’s Jessica Gonzalez will be joined by May First Leadership Committee Member and Highlander Eductation Team Admin Samir Hazboun in a conversation on Challenges to Our Internet Under Trump: Thursday, February 22 at 3:00 pm U.S. Eastern time. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided. We’ll be talking about preserving our Internet and expanding its access against the Trump Adminstration which is attacking its neutrality, expanding surveillance, and staunchly denying affordable and simple access to millions of people in this country.

Major Vulnerabity: Specre/Meltdown Webinar January 25

Want to learn more? Please listen to our webinar in english or spanish which took place Thursday, January 25 at 3:00 pm America/New_York time. As you may be aware, two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced recently. They are called Meltdown and Spectre. Unlike most technical vulnerabilities, which are caused by poorly written software, Meltdown and Spectre are caused by the way computer chips work. In other words, they aren’t code mistakes; they reside in the actual brain of the computer.

Major Vulnerabity: What to do

As you may be aware, two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced yesterday. They are called Meltdown and Spectre. Unlike most technical vulnerabilities, which are caused by poorly written software, Meltdown and Spectre are caused by the way computer chips work. In other words, they aren’t code mistakes; they reside in the actual brain of the computer. So they are very widespread and much harder to fix.

2017 Membership Meeting Huge Success

Thanks to all 2017 Membership Meeting participants - online, Brooklyn and Mexico! See below for the results of the meeting. Friday, December 1, 2017: Pre-meeting Training and Presentation Day Unedited full recording is available in spanish. For english, click links below. Introductions, Orientation, documents, history of MF/PL (listen) Email deliverability: Challenges with corporate take over of email (listen) Peer to peer technology: launch of organizing campaign in 2018 (listen) Technology and Revolution: What we have learned from the previous year (listen) Saturday, December 2, 2017: Membership Meeting Please see the report on last year priorities.

The Survey Results are in

Thanks to everyone who filled out our membership survey! For anyone who wants to see the raw results, please follow this link. Following is a brief summary on the results. What are the three most critical software or software services that you use on a regular basis for your organizing work? Email (24%) and web sites (16%) dominated the results, with collaborative editing software (10%), instant messaging (9%), video conferencing (9%) and social networks (9%) coming in next.

Member News

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Stephanie (2018-02-19): The Trump Administration's War on Workers
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Ira (2018-02-19): Black Lung Disease on the Rise
Ira (2018-02-19): Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War
Ira (2018-02-19): Kept Out
Ira (2018-02-19): In Soil-dwelling Bacteria, Scientists Find a New Weapon to Fight Drug-resistant Superbugs
jeannette (2018-02-18): Name That Orange! The Modern Farmer Guide to Orange Varieties
Marti (2018-02-18): Adam Rippon, John Curry and Figure Skating's Complex History With Gay Athletes
Marti (2018-02-18): Airbnb Finds a Union It Can Work With After Failed Efforts
Dave (2018-02-17): Trump's FY2019 Budget Request Has Massive Cuts for Nearly Everything But the Military
Dave (2018-02-17): Not a Matter of If, But When
Dave (2018-02-17): Statewide Walkout Announced for W.V. School Teachers and Employees
Dave (2018-02-17): Former President of Modern Language Association Resigns Following Decision to Ban Debate on BDS
Dave (2018-02-17): The Power that Gerrymandering has Brought to Republicans
barry (2018-02-17): Friday Nite Videos | Feb 16, 2018
barry (2018-02-17): Florida High School Students Stage Walkout to Protest Gun Violence
barry (2018-02-16): Is Donald Trump a Traitor?
barry (2018-02-16): Black Panther Is Great. But Let’s Not Treat It As an Act of Resistance
barry (2018-02-16): There’s No ‘Red Scare.’ So What Is Right-Wing Violence About?
jay (2018-02-16): President’s New Budget. Stark Vision of GOP Reality. Attention Must Be Paid; Here are the Proposed Cuts; Huge Increase for Pentagon
jay (2018-02-16): How Israel’s Secret Services Built the Most Robust Assassination Machine in History
mg allen (2018-02-15): The Press Barons Are Back and They Are Going Wild
jay (2018-02-15): Marxism as ‘Organized Sarcasm’
jay (2018-02-15): N.Y. Teamsters Form ‘Sanctuary Union’ to Fight ICE Agents
jay (2018-02-15): As Germany Honors Those Who Fought Fascism, We Must Honor Those Who Fought White Supremacy
jay (2018-02-15): Tidbits - February 15, 2018 - Reader Comments: Trump Budget - Military Spending Up, Social Safety Network Slashed; Iraq Wrong Then, Iran Wrong Now; Sustainability, Saving Our Earth; Announcements: Washington, DC, New York, and nationwide on Feb. 24 .....
glindorff (2018-02-15): Ostrich's lament
lindorff (2018-02-15): US Mass Killers Crucially Abetted by Nuts Who Won’t Ban Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Clips
Kurt Stand (2018-02-15): In Uganda, Unions Are Helping to Drive Transport Workers Into Decent Work

Upcoming Events

2018-02-14: Dr. Frankel

Members

May First/People Link offers two different webmail programs. You will always see the same email regarless of which program you use. Roundcube has a friendly and simple iterface, making it the easier of the two programs to use. Horde, on the other hand, offers more than just email - you can share calendars, to do lists and more with other members of your group. Feel free to try both and decide which one makes sense for you.